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Does Your Child Know Opposites?

Books To Read Together

First Steps
Burningham, John
An illustrated introduction to the letters of the alphabet, the numbers one to ten, basic colors, and opposites.
This Rocket
Collicutt, Paul
Swing High, Swing Low
Coward, Fiona
As they enjoy a busy day, a mother and two children encounter an abundance of contrasts, such as playing and working, laughing and crying, and waking and sleeping.
Food for Thought
Freymann, Saxton
Uses bright photographs of fruit and vegetables shaped like animals and simple labels to teach toddlers shapes, colors, numbers, letters, and opposites.
Big Cat, Small Cat
Rubinger, Ami
Illustrations of cats along with rhyming couplets about them require the reader to fill in words demonstrating opposites, like tall and short, nice and mean, young and old.
What's Opposite?
Swinburne, Stephen R.
A photographic essay depicting opposites.
A High, Low, Near, Far, Loud, Quiet Story
Crews, Nina
Labeled photographs present opposites such as fast and slow, large and small, and rough and smooth.
Big and Little
Miller, Margaret
Photographs and easy text introduce the concepts of size and opposites.

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Introduces differences like hot/cold, sweet/sour, left/right, and many more.
Winnie the Pooh
Owl has organized an elaborate and fun series of races in the forest. In order to reach the finish line and earn a medal, the gang must figure out word games and perform a series of opposite moves...but first they must figure out what opposites are!
Puppy Dog's Animals & Opposites-- and More!!
Puppy Dog invites kids to speak up, play-along, and learn. With physical coordination skills they have five unique animal action dances with songsl, and fine motor skills, that has five play-along action games with songs for learning opposite words.
Opposites and More!
The twenty words presented in this video are first introduced as ten "opposite pairs" using comparison and contrast to promote comprehension.
Bear in the Big Blue House
"The Yard Sale. When Doc Hogg lets everyone....know he's trying to help the muskrats' charity, they all work together to organize a money-raising yard sale."--Back cover.
Elmo's World
Each episode comes to life in Elmo's bright, exciting, and very original room - the drawer, door, shade and TV all join in the fun. How do you go up and down on a see-saw? What types of things open and close? Which is faster, a tortoise or a hare? Elmo and his friends explore all kinds of opposites. Features Elmo's pet goldfish, Dorothy, the zany Mr. Noodle and the ever-adorable Super Grover.
Richard Scarry's Best Learning Songs Video Ever!
Join Huckle Cat and all the favorite characters from Busytown as they sing about letters, shapes, numbers, with such favorite tunes as "The Alphabet Song" and "If You're Happy and You Know It", plus equally irresistible new tunes that will encourage children to join in.

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Tips to Try 

Start teaching opposites with actions the child can do and understand;  for example turning a light switch on and off, opening and closing a door, going up the stairs and down the stairs.